and 7 Plus is rumored to have a same design as iPhone 6S but the 2017 iPhone
might be a great game change in many ways.
Blogger John Gruber shared some interesting details about the 2017 iPhone in
the latest episode of his podcast The Talk Show. He claims that the 2017 iPhone
will have edge-to-edge display cutting off all the bezels on the top and bottom.
According to him, the 2017 iPhone will have all-glass-housing on the front and
backside. The Touch ID sensor, front facing camera and the speakers will be
embedded under the display as mentioned by him.
come out in September of 2017. What I have heard — now this is not really from
the rumor mill but just scuttlebutt that I’ve heard — is that it will be an
all-new form factor.
And there have been some rumors, I guess, but what I’m saying is that I’ve
heard this independently and it is completely getting rid of the chin and
forehead of the phone. The entire face will be the display. And the Touch ID
sensor will be somehow embedded in the display. The front-facing camera will
somehow be embedded in the display. The speaker, everything. All the sensors
will somehow be behind the display.
What I don’t know… I have no idea, but whether that means that they’re going
to shrink the actual thing in your hand to fit the screen sizes we already
have, or whether they’re going to grow the screens to fit the devices we’re
already used to holding… I don’t know.
introduce OLED display in 2017 iPhone and OLED display panel would allow the
all-glass-housing including edge to edge design. Samsung and Apple have already
signed a deal to supply OLED displays to Apple.
Analyst suggests that Apple will remove the home button in 2017 iPhones and
embedded Touch ID sensor instead. It has been working on developing touch and
display driver integration (TTDI) chips since 2015 which will get the work
done. It might change the way we use home buttons in iPhone by 2017.
With the major change in design, it is rumored that Apple might call it iPhone
8 not the iPhone 7s or 7s Plus. It is planning to jump to the iPhone 8 skipping
the “S” line.